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. richard wolffe, thank you very much for joining me tonight. >> you bet, lawrence. >>> coming up, jon stuart cannot help himself. he can't help but make gay jokes about michele bachmann's husband. so he needs a therapist to help him pray away the gay jokes. that therapist is jerry seinfeld. >>> and when eric cantor says he will never vote for a tax increase of any kind, he is forgetting one little thing about his own record on taxes. luckily for him, and the political media has also forgotten it too. but i'll be reminding him and the political media of the day eric cantor voted to raise income taxes. that's in my "rewrite" tonight. in financial transactions... on devices... in social interactions... and applications in the cloud. some companies are worried. some, not so much. thanks to a network that secures it all and knows what to keep in, and what to keep out. outsmart the threats. see how at cisco.com cisco. the 3.6-liter pentastar v6 engine in the jeep grand cherokee has a best in class driving range of more than 500 miles per tank. which means you don't have to worry about findi
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. jon huntsman hosted meet and greets in florida. the former utah governor calling the $14 trillion debt a cancer in america. in terms of reaching a deal, he said cooler heads would prevail while many candidates have focused their campaign efforts in iowa, huntsman emphasized why he wants to focus on florida. >> if you own florida, you woow the presidency. >> michele bachmann opened her iowa campaign headquarters yesterday. there she told voters not to believe -- saying the government has enough revenue to continue making payments. she also launched the t eed atte president's economic plan. >> we're now two years into president obama's recovery. president obama's recovery has a 9.2% unemployment rate. this is not working for millions of unemployed americans. >> speaking of michele bachmann, there's controversy surrounding a pledge supported by the congresswoman. bachmann signed a marriage vow that's drawn up by the conservative group the family leader which suggested that african-american children may have been better off during slavery. rick santorum also committed to that pledge. the g
and it hit the "sunday times" of london and his company stock is sinking. how bad will this get? >>> jon stewart and fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. >>> finally, let me finish with a name synonymous with candor, courage and healing. betty ford. we start with the tough choices necessary for a big budget deal and whether republicans are willing to make them. driving the economy right off that cliff. eugene robinson is the "weekend update" columnist who won the pulitz pulitzer writer. and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much faenaffec by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? about $20 billion of social security checks that happen to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not just the social security
. michelle bachmann is the only other candidate in double digits. bad news in the poll for jon huntsman. 2% of the vote. hundredsman can't catch a break in the endorsement game. his former chief of staff, utah congressman and future senator is endorsing mitt romney calling him more lectable. interesting number for you this morning in iowa. iowa republicans are souring on ethanol subsidies. in a new poll conducted by consumer voter research, for the iowa republican 47% of likely republican caucus goers have a very or somewhat positive view of a candidate who wants to cut ethanol subsidies. 24% have a negative reaction to that. finally overnight, tim pawlenty's numbers got higher. he's bringing in the daughter of mike huckabee to run his campaign. she helped put together that campaign in iowa for her dad to win the caucuses and finish second in the straw poll. in an effort to engage the young and tech savvy the president is holding a tweet up this afternoon. topic is the economy and jobs but the thousands of 140 character or less queries submitted versus the ask obama hash tag includes marij
for it for the time being? mitt romney is happy, tim pawlenty, jon huntsman, chasing romney, and frankly chasing michele bachmann, not so happy about it. >>> john boehner isn't the only leader feeling heat from members of his own party. president obama is now hearing from a lot of democrats including senate democrats who aren't sure they like where the debt talks are heading. >>> joining me now senator claire mccaskill, she's a democrat from missouri and somewhat who likes to speak her mind. senator, nice to see you this morning. >> thanks, chuck. >> all right, the outlines of this deal that we're hearing about that would have cuts up front and the revenue conversation on taxes taking place over the next 18 months with penalties, if nothing gets implemented, is a broad outline. i know you want to see details. what do you think? >> well, you know, first of all, i've been working on cuts for a long time, and jeff sessions and i came close to passing a cap on spending even before last november's elections. so, i think that cuts are very important. having said that. i think it's going to be very imp
] to force us to break up with you? >> jon stewart, channeling the country's anger issuing about ultimatum to the totality of congress, shape up or ship out. frustrations running high with both the capitol and the white house. as we know, the real issue in this country is, joblessness. and right now more than half of americans disapprove of the president's handling of the jobs crisis, ar koccording to a new "washington post" abc news polls. and 65% disapprove of their handles of the job situation, which i believe was what they ran on in the mid-term election. funny that. our specialist today, jared bernstein. worked at the white house as the vice president's former economic adviser. now a contributor here at msnbc. the rest of the panel is here. jared also happens to be an old agantens of mine from the cnbc days. nice to see you again, jared. >> good to see you, dylan. >> why are we not seeing actual debate about job creation and is it because the politicians either are not aware of this problem or are they simply deciding to not engage this problem? >> much more the latter than the former
's why i think folks like mitt romney and others. >> jon huntsman. >> and others are very nervous about that rise. >> jon huntsman and tim pawlenty, they must all be nervous. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much. >> thank you so much. >>> now to the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought already taking a early and brutal drought. if the forecasts are accurate, this drought could become one of the nation's worsts. it comes on the heels of a string of severe weather systems in recent months, from that rare and remarkable dust storm in phoenix to the devastating and deadly tornadoes that stunned the midwest. so just why are we seeing these extreme systems? damon morgland is with friends of the earth, and he joins us this afternoon. good afternoon, damon. we add the flooding in north dakota, a string of poppy .tornadoes, are we seeing the beginning of climate change? >> it certainly seems to be the case. scientists have long been telling us these kind of intense, ferocious storms, floods, droughts and wildfires were exactly the kind of thing we'll be seeing. you know, as we
are glad to see him come. >>> next up, where is the loyalty? a one-time chief of staff to jon huntsman has passed over his former boss and endorsed mitt romney. his reasoning -- he's uniquely positioned to beat barack obama. he broke the news it was a little awkward. >>> speaking of awkward, it was just personal. apparently in new jersey last week governor chris christie used his line-item veto to strike funding for certainly health and social programs. the reaction from steve sweeney -- i wanted to punch him in his head. you know who he reminds me you have? mr. potter from "it's a wonderful life." that's what senator convenery called him. they're a longtime bipartisan allies. they put out a statement yesterday while saying wheel sweeney's comments were disrespectful, christie stands ready to work with him going forward. >>> the number of women in congress dropped for the first time in 30 years. whatever reason, the new york rising star, senator kirsten jill brand wants to reverse that trend. she joints us next. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. >> he was a good-looking guy before
, let's end it with humor courtesy of jon stewart who offered the special take on a serious candidate tim pawlenty campaign. let's watch. >> well, let's see where governor tim pawlenty is. he has $4.5 million raised this quarter, but he struggles against the perception that he is -- former minnesota governor tim pawlenty kicked off three weeks of barnstorming in the anticipated fox straw poll with a warning that iowans should not waste their support on charismatic candidates who cannot win. >> ooh, tim pawlenty taking a bold stand against charisma. [ laughter ] hey, look, this is not a popularity contest. oh, it is? oh. >> will anyone in this field inspire the conservative voters or do we have the wait for someone like sarah palin or donald trum tp to have the charisma that jon stewart was f stewart. i think secondly, governor pawlenty has a point, we should be voting on records which means we shouldn't be voting for pawlenty. >> connie shorts on this hot friday. thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >>> now to the state of the american family and three new studies which show t
. tim pawlenty expected to bring in less than 5 million. jon huntsman raised a little over 2 million throwing his own money at 4 million. ron paul told supporters he's raised over $4 million. the number though everybody is watching what will the michele bachmann number be? she can transfer money from the house campaign. was she able to get in the internet and direct mail money in in time? will the number be forth of 5 million? will it be north of 10? that would be somewhat of a surprise. meanwhile, a siren for the supporters of rick perry, he's scouting out a vendor pot at the straw poll. it's our understanding perry won't get into the race until after he has the national day of prayer on august 6th. the straw poll is basically a week later. he wouldn't get in before then bupt the straw poll could be a way to see if that's the launching point and he gets in sometime in late august in time for those three debates that mitt romney and company are competing in in september. meanwhile, though there are no firm numbers yet, we're expecting a big quarter from team obama. fundraisers are pr
for jon huntsman. new polling puts the former ambassador at the back of the pack which could be why the white house seems to be focussing on a different exgovernor. at the bloomberg breakfast david, senior obama advisor took aim at mitt romney calling him a world class distortionist. i was sitting there at that breakfast. you don't expect direct answers to questions, but this was just tloup out there -- thrown out there. clearly they think that he is the guy to beat. >> i think there's no question that romney's stronger today than most i think professional class folks would have thought he would have been two months ago. the fundraising isn't as small as it was last cycle for romney it's stronger than the rest of the field. he's in strong position in new hampshire. he's the front runner. test hooth unbeatable. right now i don't think we have a candidate that's putting a strong challenge to romney. i think that's mie perry has a chance. >> if you talk to white house people they say it's an uncertain field. they don't know what rick perry is going to do. they don't know the michele ba
-- >> steve? >> t.j. >> mika's most read opinion pages plus a late-night cameo. jerry seinfeld and jon stewart. >> this should be good. >> wow. [ barks ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote, call 800-my-coverage or visit travelers.com. thought they were dead. [ laughter ] [ grunting ] huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. america's number one weed killer. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. guaranteed. weeds won't play dead, they'll stay dead. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. >>> you know, i did say in that article that i believed that i could win. then i went on to say but it doesn't have to be me. i'm not so egotist cal to believe it has to be me. if there are those out there willing to serve and know not to be so partisan they can't just do what's right for the people that elected them. i would certainly find that person
are really embracing it as a way to draw others out. for instance, jon huntsman who is struggling in the polls now is really trying to use this as a referendum on mitt romney's leadership. not necessarily coming out saying he backed boehner's planning saying it's in the right direction, that he agrees that there should be no tax revenue and no tax hikes. so he's really trying to land some hits on romney in this instance. and, of course, all of them are using this to really make this argument that barack obama hasn't led, that he has no plan of his own, and that he is really a big spending liberal who has really presided over this massive increase in spending and deficit spending. >> right. so with the president's overall approval rating hitting a new low, it's now just 40%, do you think this debate helps or hurts the president in 2012? if everything gets done and over with here and we have an end of the summer sort of the heat and rhetoric all calms down, will this be a factor this time next year? >> i think it will definitely come up again. on the one hand, you're going to have r
the "sunday times" of london and his company stock is sinking. how bad will this get? jon stewart and british ex-pass had fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. eugene robin sons, of course he won the pulitzer prizewinning there and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much affected by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? about $20 billion of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not just a matter of social security checks. these are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. they're about 70 million checks that go out. each month. >> can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on august 3rd? >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on augus
. >>> breaking news right now, nbc news has learned that jon huntsman's campaign manager has quit the campaign, being replaced by matt david. details coming up. alone there's been a 67% spike in companies embracing the cloud-- big clouds, small ones, public, private, even hybrid. your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online... [ whirring and beeping ] [ ding! ] and we give you a discount on both. sort of like two in one. how did you guys think of that? it just came to us. what? bundling and saving made easy. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> coming up on "news nation" at 2:00 eastern, a new immigration law in alabama is being called even tougher than the law that stirred up so much controversy and legal challenges in arizona. today, civil rights group has filed a lawsuit challenging the state of alabama b
. and the beltway bashing, though, seems to be pushing the 2012 candidates to kick it up a notch. jon huntsman hitting mitt romney for not speaking out on anything that's going on in washington this week, and, of course, tim pawlenty on a daily rant against michele bachmann. bottom line on that one is that we're two weeks and going to chronicle all this pap huge test for a couple of candidates. namely, tim pawlenty and michele bachmann. >>> with the clock ticking lawmakers are exhausting. the public is fed up. check out the headlines this morning. "usa today," drama muddles debt fate. "the washington post," a cliffhanger in the house. the saint pete times, still twisting arms, and our favorite cover, the new york daily news. reid, boehner squabble as economy quakes. grow up! the gang of six, chairman ever the committee senator conrad. nice to see you. it's my understanding that while the house has been trying to figure this out, trying to send you guys a bill, i know there's been a lot of chatter behind the scenes trying to negotiate what the senate bill will look like, whether it's harry reid
. but michele bachmann's gain with 12%. an eight-point jump from the last poll. jon huntsman's not getting much traction. he's trailing with 2%. more bad news for huntsman, his former chief of staff utah congressman is endorsing romney calling him more electable. meanwhile, a couple of other candidates are doubling down on iowa. here's rick santorum on cnbc this week. take a listen. >> it's a big mistake for any candidate to bypass iowa. i think it shows weakness not strength. if you can't compete in the heartland of america, it's a big mistake for governor romney, for governor hundredsman. tim pawlenty is upping the iowa stakes with a huckabee. he's hired sarah huckabee sanders. the daughter of mike huckabee who helped her father win the iowa caucuses back in 2008. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents!
wouldn't you know it, jon stewart and "the daily show" took notice of mr. rossen's report. >> it is experienced over the past week, a weather phenomenon of extreme heat called la solaro. it's weather phenomenon where the sun gets close enough to the earth to hug it. and then do this to it -- haaaaaaaa. but where we humans saw hardship tv weather news people saw hot-portunity. >> can you really cook eggs on a street. baked cookies on a dashboard. the pizza is actually fully cooked. >> this guy may be eating pizza straight off the sidewalk. but at least he didn't use a [ bleep ] fork when he ate it. as long as i live, as long as i live -- you don't eat, how dare you disrespect me. you son of a [ bleep ]. >> going back to the sort of psuedo de niro, i don't know what it is, but i like it. here it is, again, mr. trump, our good friend, donald j. trump, eating pizza with a fork. with sarah palin in may. we like dumb criminals here on "way too early" as you may have noticed. there's a liquor store down in pembroke, florida, that's been hit twice now by the same variety of shopli
forget the connoisseur presidential candidate jon huntsman. take a listen. >> well, it isn't just taco stands, i love street food because street food is so fresh and it's so good and it's so cheap and i've actually dragged my family back there, driving halfway across the state of california just for a henry's burrito. >> we should introduce him to some of the vendors outside this building. >>> still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your texts and e-mails coming up moments away. [ female announcer ] the healing power of touch can be even more powerful, with precise pain relieving cream. it blocks pain signals fast for relief precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. precise. man: be kind to your eyes with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which transitions lenses are right for you. woman: discover the protection, comfort and convenience of transitions lenses for the entire family at transitions.c
of the media, between jon stewart, of comedy central, of course, and chris wallace. i think chris wallace laid down an interesting line here on what fox is all about. i think it's fair to say what he says now in this, perhaps, unhe herselfed comment than ever said by the advertising of fox when they called themselves fair and balanced. let's listen to chris wallace. >> you believe that fox news is exactly the ideological equivalent of nbc news? >> i think we're the counter -- i think that they have a liberal agenda and we tell the other side of the story. >> well, there's an admission by ron and then, josh, not saying fair and balances, he's saying they're a balancing act of the point of view of the major broadcast networks and i guess us? >> yeah. >> that's right. abc, nbc, cbs, the "new york times," everybody else in the media is part of a liberal conspiracy and poor, lonely little fox is out there all on their own counterbalancing this. of course, he admitted in saying that, they are, in fact, a conservative voice. a right-ring voice in the media and the difference between fox and, let's sa
for millions of unemployed americans. >> meanwhile jon huntsman is participating in the iowa primary and he gave a pretty clear reason why at a campaign event in florida. >> i come to find that if you own the i-4 corridor you own florida. and if you own florida, you own the presidency. >> he also called the $14 trillion debt a cancer growing in this country that needs to be read ated and cut out. we want to invite you to watch meet if press this morning. guests tim pawlenty. david will be joined by treasury secretary tim geithner. that's this morning on "meet the press." >>> a report this morning in "the new york times" says the u.s. may suspend military aid to pakistan as defense secretary leon panetta visits afghanistan, the paper reports the possible halt of $800 million in assistance and equipment. that could have an effect on u.s. troops in afghanistan. the report says the aid could resume if pakistan takes tougher action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, secretary panetta told reporters on the plane it's time to focus on defeating al qaeda once and for all. >> i thin
, that is where the numbers fall right off of a cliff. tim pawlenty, and ron paul, and jon huntsman all coming in under $5 million. pawlenty in fact is seeing the fund-raising numbers closer to herman cain's than mitt comeny's, but newt gingrich is going in the wrong direction, because he is reported to be $1 million in debt. and as for barack obama, they are saying that his is certain to meet the goals when the forms are filed next week. obama officials say they have nearly 500,000 individual donors give this quarter which is nearly five times the number that the bush/cheney re-election bid began with in 2003. now, into the money chase with "huffington post" social impact reporter, and analyst alex wagner. alex, the republicanings knew they would be outspent by president obama, and are they prepared to be this outspent by obama? >> no, this is not good news. that internal memo, romney had set a $50 million goal, and the fact that she is not meeting the 2007 numbers is ugly, and you compare it with the fact that there are predictions that the obama campaign will make $1 billion in fund-raising
trouble, jon, having that urge to ridicule again? >> yeah, presidential candidate's husbands trying to cure gay people while -- >> uh-huh. okay. >> wow. okay. ah -- i'm coming in. >> oh, really? >> you need to get it out. what's your body wanting you to say? >> i don't know. something like -- he's so gay, he calls "top gun "that he volleyball movie. oh, my god! wow. >> no. no. >> aren't you -- aren't you -- ever tempted by this stuff? >> of course, i'd love to say, dr. marcus bachmann buys brawny towels for the packaging. i have that in me. >> i know. >> so gay, richard simmons tells him to tone it down. >> any [ bleep ] -- >> oh, no! no. >> interesting area they're working here. anyway, speak of bachmann, she may need brush up on her yiddish. specifically, pronunciation of chutzpah. >> the president doesn't want to the confronted with spending. he has a lot of chutzpah. he spent trillions on the stimulus. it failed. >> that's right up with her history. >>> finally, good-bye and good luck to the producer of "hardball" all these years. she's done great work day in and day out. sorry
is as arresting as that of jon huntsman and newt gingrich both of whom have ridden off into the sunset. >> definitely. pawlenty has had a problem with not being terribly charismatic and he the black hole of charisma in some ways, and at this point he is falling in the polls, and he was not high up to begin with, so he needs to do something to get his name out there. and you know, he had a problem at the debate when he refused to stand by his comments about mitt romney and people were questioning whether he was tough enough for this. this is not a problem for bachmann, because nobody questions whether she is tough enough. >> absolutely. >> so this is another moment where he needs to either stand up and make a name for himself or he might as well hang it up and go home. >> speaking of michele bachmann, and this pray away the gay story and her husband, it doesn't seem to go away, does it? it gained more fuel after video surfaced of gay barbarians going to the clinic and making a scene. last week marcus bachmann said he is neither homophobic nor converting a gay orientation, but it appears
for next year? >> yes. and i think it was jon stewart who said upon seeing a picture of john boehner recently that he looked like the world's saddest tangerine. but, yeah. i mean, this exposes john boehner's weakness. political weakness. this is what he wanted for years, to be the speaker. he got the speakership because of the tidal wave of tea party people coming in. but be careful what you wish for. now he can't govern that majority. and he's downstairs here, and we are all standing around waiting to see what happens pleading with people to try to get the votes he needs. and he is short. according to the people i have talked to, he's short. it's humiliating. and i think he will be challenged sometime soon, no matter what happens on this vote. >>> thank you both so much for joining me tonight. >>> coming up -- the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between tea partiers and hobbits is raging. inside the mind of one u.s. senator, john mccain. "the rewrite" is next. >>> coming up -- hey
it out of his operational area for next year. >> yes. and i think it was jon stewart said upon seeing a picture of john boehner recently that he looked like the world's saddest tangerine. but yeah. this exposes john boehner's weakness. political weakness. this is what he wanted for years, the speaker. he got speakership because of the tidal wave of tea party people coming in. but be careful what you wish for, having gotten that majority, he can't govern that majority. he is downstairs and we're waiting to see what happens, one by one, pleading with people to try to get the votes he needs, and he is short. according to people i talked to, he is short. it is humiliating, doesn't want to go through it again. i think he will be challenged some point soon whatever happens on the point. >> huffington post, howard fineman, sam stein, thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between partiers is raging. inside the m
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did not raise lots and lots of money, although she did in the polls. but you've got mitt romney, jon huffman after stating about a month ago he's going to get into this race. the folks that are having a tough time raising money have to start there. >> joy, last gas, do you think, for pawlenty? >> well, you know what? i think what we are witnessing here is the battle for the second tier. i think mitt romney would have to be seen as the front-runner, though he hasn't done that great, he's still ahead in the minds of most front-runners. they have to take one another out because you can't want -- let's say if one of them became the nominee, the other couldn't be the vice presidential nominee because they're both from the same state. andbackman occupies a strange space in the republican base right now. really in a way, only in iowa could a lady who just sigh signed a pledge that said black kids were better off as slaves than they were under the first president, only in iowa could that person be the front-runner. but she fits that part of the bait. >> joe, let's talk about safe sarah palin
, quickly. politico is reporting this, the campaign manager for jon huntsman is leaving her post, quitting. politico reporting the former utah governor is retooling his campaign. staff changes have to do with entering a more aggressive phase. they could do that. >> more aggressive. >> it's easy. it's not the best. the idea of running for president and the reality of doing it heads that way. the campaigns shuffle. >> i think if you sell that, governor, you could sell that as could i. i think jon huntsman may want to speak above a whisper. that may help. >> there's overcorrecting. >> well, with perry out there looming large you better claim your ground now. >> is perry getting in? >> he will. >> first moves. >> come on. >> he bounces around. >> yes. >> he's still a bad imitation of will ferrell imitating george w. bush. >> it's true. i sit there watching this guy go on. i'm like is this an "snl" -- i keep waiting for "snl" to go across the bottom. seriously. >> you guys are terrible. >> no. no. >> come on. >> i know we hear he's doing great and more jobs and taxes than on the planet in $8 bi
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and jon kyl supports, so that's plan "b." how quickly does the president back off? does he say, no, let's roll that one out, too, i really want this big deal, let's go? or does he basically back down and show he was being a tough negotiator for four days? >> some of the corporate guys will say, well, you know, it takes four or five times saying no before you may get to a deal, so we'll see. we'll set up this meeting a little bit more after we take a break. but we'll take a break here and when we come back, we'll have our "trends & takeaways," a look at what we said today that was news-worthy and what to look for in the coming week, plus, the hot political stories trending this morning. >>> final moments now with our i >>> final moments now with our roundtable here, and i want to go to our hot trending stories this morning, our "trend tracker." we'll put it up on the screen. not surprisingly, it is this debt standoff that is still number one, this impasse we'll be watching all day. two, the conservative marriage pledge i talked about with governor pawlenty, this in iowa. third is panetta
package on the table. mcconnell and boehner won't raise taxes. senator minority whip jon kyl drew the line in the sand on sunday. >> nervounless the president gef his absolute obsession with raising taxes, republicans won't do anything to harm our economy. job-killing taxes harm our economy. there will not be a default. as to whether or not we can achieve savings in the process dpentding on the president. >> i did not hear the world probably. i heard the word not. republicans would rather see the markets crash, unemployment go through the roof and americans in bread lines before they raise one damn dime in taxes. when it comes to the debt crisis, republicans are only interested in playing rush roulette with the stupid catchphrases. >> let's let the american people decide if they want like cutting spends, capping the growth in government and requiring a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. let's have a national debate. >> to cut cap and balance plan in the house. >> cut the deficit, put a straitjacket on it and balance the budget, the cut, cap and balance. >> i want to make sure w
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republican senator jon kyl. >> the country will not default whether or not there are savings in the process remains the question. at the end of the day, there will not be a default. >> dan balz is the national political reporter and the chief for "the washington post," and author of "the take." and beth reinhart is a political correspondent for the "national journal." welcome all of you. let's start with this week, dan. you've been around washington longer than everybody. i'm not just saying that because off grayer beard than i do, but this week of show votes is, we know that nothing is going to come about and any of these votes are going to pass, but why are they necessary? >> because, a, they don't have anything real to do. they feel they have to do something for a lot of the freshman republicans. they want to take these votes to show the people back home that they're doing exactly what they said they would do. but it's a, you know, it's a a charade and i think everybody recognizes that. we talked about, there's not going to be a default. in a sense, there has been a default. there's be
been active in recent months. they have been having negotiations. eric cantor and jon kile walk out of negotiations with joe biden. the second round is a bit of a sham, nobody's position has moved and it has a lot to do with the white house wanting to show clearly ant correctly that they are the ones reaching out. but at this point i don't think there's a whole lot more that the president could be doing. both parties are basically positioning themselves for the day when the actual consequences of not raising the debt ceiling begin to manifest and public pressure or market pressure mounts forcing one side or the other to break. >> talk about consequences. if the republicans here agree to even modest tax increases, even by letting the bush tax cuts expire as you were just mentioning, will they have to pay the piper later on, come 2012? >> they have very, very difficult intirnl party politics. raising taxes on the rich is most popular thing you can do on the deficit. poll after poll shows as long as my taxes aren't going up that's a good way but for john boehner may not keep his speake
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for millions of unemployed americans. >> jon huntsman is not participating in the iowa primary. he gave a pretty clear indication why at a campaign event in florida. >> if you own florida, you own the presidency. >> he also called the $14 trillion debt a cancer growing in this country that needs to be read ated and cut out. >>> the u.s. may decide to withhold millions in military aid to pakistan. this is according to a "new york times" report. the u.s. is said to be unhappy with the efforts that pakistani army has been making against the taliban as well as al qaeda. as well as $800 million in assistance could be suspended. this could cause some major problems. if pakistan takes tougher action, the aid could resume. mean while, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan. panetta is meeting with american military leaders and afghan officials. nbc's atia abawi is in kabul this morning. bring us up to speed on what leon panetta is saying that al qaeda is basically on the run and close to being completely stamped out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. the new secretary of defense's fi
if there is an opening for a guy like gary johnson. maybe even a guy like jon huntsman more serious than gary johnson is trying to define himself as the maverick of john mccain way back was. maybe there's an open fog him. >> perry, there's got to be something to the fact that she draws a lot of media. how do you get angry at someone who likes toe go hunting and eats pizza with a fork in new york with donald trump? nobody can bring that -- >> reverend i agree. there is some strong support. if she ran in iowa she would do weal. >> thank you very much, steve and perry. thank you both for joining us. we will be right back. plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. but it just tastes like fruit. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thous
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